Homeless Housing & Services RFP

Snohomish County announces the availability of funding for a range of homeless housing and services interventions supported by multiple funding sources: Local Ending Homelessness Program (EHP) funding and pass-through funding from the Washington State Department of Commerce: System Demonstration Grant (SDG), Housing and Essential Needs (HEN), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).

For purposes of this competitive Request for Proposals (RFP), Snohomish County Human Services Department, Office of Community and Homeless Services (hereinafter referred to as the "County") is combining into one application process a number of fund sources to support the following homeless housing system elements:

  • Outreach Services
  • Coordinated Entry Navigation Services
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Rapid Rehousing
  • Services Attached to Housing
  • Tailored Services
  • HEN Essential Needs
  • HMIS costs

There are varying target populations, eligible activities, and allowable uses associated with each fund source. Applicants do not need to identify which funding source they are applying for; the award amount by funding source will be determined by the Project Review Committee (PRC) with consultation with the County during the review process and prior to final awards/contracting.

Applications should be submitted without regard to funding source.* The County, in conjunction with the PRC will match the appropriate funding sources with each project that is recommended for funding. Funds will be assigned to a project based on the specific population targets, project types, and activities. One project could receive a combination from more than one funding source. All agencies currently receiving any of the following funds must submit a 2023/2024 Homeless Housing and Services Application, this includes any request to expand or enhance an existing project: SDG funding, Commerce ESG funding, EHP funding, or HEN funding.

*HEN is an exception; it is the intent of the County to only award one applicant with the Essential Needs component of the HEN Program. This is due to requirements regarding inventory control, tracking, and oversight.

The funding period is for two years, Program Years 2023 and 2024. Initial contracts for these funds will be for one year beginning July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024. Contract continuation and funding amounts for July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025, is contingent upon availability of funds and a project’s success in meeting contract requirements, including performance outcomes, in Program Year 2023.

Please note that the County will continue to administer the Housing component of the HEN Program and is seeking one qualified applicant to undertake the Essential Needs activities; program operations; and delivery of personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and bus passes to eligible HEN clients.


Monday, March 27, 2023Application Materials Available
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Application Workshop
The Application Workshop will be held remotely via Zoom; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85766617558
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
4:00 pm (updated 4/6/23)

Application Deadline - Please note the deadline has been extended to April 12, 2023. 
Must be received no later than 4:00 pm (regardless of submission: email/mail/ delivered)

Monday, May 8, 2023

12:00 pm (updated 5/1/23)

Technical Assistance Deadline for HEN Applications

The deadline for technical assistance (including submitting questions)

*HEN Applications Only*

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 
4:00 pm (updated 5/1/23)
Application Deadline - OCHS is reopening the RFP specifically for the Essential Need  component of HEN funding. Applications must be received no later than Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 4:00 pm (regardless of submission: email/mail/delivered). No applications will be accepted after this deadline.

Technical Assistance:

Assistance available includes answers about funding regulations and application requirements and discussing the proposed project’s compliance with program regulations and eligibility for funding. Technical assistance is limited to clarifying requirements, eligibility, or similar questions only; it does not include assisting with writing any part of an application. 

Agencies are encouraged to attend the Application Workshop (see link above). If you would like to set up a pre-application conference call or have any questions, please contact Debbi Trosvig at 425-388-7116 or email debbi.trosvig@snoco.org

OCHS Staff Contact: For questions regarding the application process, please contact any of the following Snohomish County OCHS staff:

An application workshop was held on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The follow documents are available:

Application Documents:

For 2023/2024 Homeless Housing & Services RFP: